Now anyone can be a cyber criminal – India – DNA

Cyber crime is no longer the exclusive domain of nerds with advanced coding and hacking skills. Thanks to simple and affordable, DIY downloadable crimeware, even novices can jump into what has turned into a global industry.

This is a far cry from the days when hacks were motivated more by the thrill of the kill than monetary gain, with even Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak (Apple’s co-founders) allegedly on their rolls. It’s in the last decade, with the widening reach of the internet, that cyber crime turned virulent, as viruses like Melissa and I Love You clogged inboxes and spawned a multi-billion-dollar anti-virus software industry. And now, with the DIY attack kits, cybercrime is evolving into an extremely profitable, distributed global entity.

via Now anyone can be a cyber criminal – India – DNA.

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About gatoMalo

I am a veteran served on the USS Saratoga. After the military I worked on computers for the last 30 or so years. I worked as a hardware, software, network, email, groupware developer and security dude. I am now an abuelo. I belive in guarding the guards. We are all citizen warriors for our country the 5th battlefield is Cyber Space so here I am. Later, quis custodiet ipsos custodes? View all posts by gatoMalo

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